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Autumnal roundup: the spiciest season?

Written by DEENA KAKAYA Deena Kakaya explores the seasonal side of spice with her warming autumnal menu. The season of hectic and bulging flowering is over, as is the kissing of sun on bare golden backs...
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Green beans with a tofu, miso and sesame dressing

Traditionally, the key ingredients in the Japanese dish shira-ae are white – white tofu, white miso and white sesame seeds; shiro means white in Japanese and the -ae suffix denotes a vegetable dish with...
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A Taste for Tofu

Written by KAVITA FAVELLE Kavita Favelle reveals why she's so taken with tofu. You probably think you know tofu, don't you? A wobbly block of bland, white protein much-loved as a meat substitute by...
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Taiwanese beef noodle soup – Niu rou mian

This particular beef noodle soup is a Taiwanese dish of Chinese origin, though various versions exist throughout Asia. It’s so beloved in Taiwan that it’s considered a national dish – the city of...
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Worth Its Salt… noodle!

Written by KAVITA FAVELLE Kavita Favelle uses her noodle to learn more about this popular Asian staple “Burma has some glorious noodle dishes”, says MiMi Aye, explaining her enduring obsession with this...
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Spring rolls with pickled veggies

Serves 20 INGREDIENTS For the pickled vegetables: 125ml white wine vinegar 110g caster sugar salt and pepper 200g carrots peeled and Julienned 1 cucumber, Julienned For the bobotie...
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Swedish meatballs & Cream sauce

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1kg maris piper potatoes 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cracked pepper 1 tsp paprika 2 medium onions, pureéd 1kg minced beef 1 egg 50-60g breadcrumbs, to bind 3 sprigs parsley,...
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Bhel with chaat masala tofu

I swoon visibly at the mention of Indian street foods, especially bhel, the party snack which combines crispy puffed rice, dense chickpeas, moist potatoes and two tantalising chutneys - coriander and...
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Jack fruit, jaggery and coconut milk pudding

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For the syrup: 100g jaggery, grated (or substitute the same quantity of palm sugar or muscovado)  50ml water  2 whole green cardamom pods, lightly crushed For the...
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Stevie Parle’s rum punch

This recipe comes from restaurateur, author and TV presenter, Stevie Parle Makes approx 2 litres/3½ pints INGREDIENTS juice of eight limes 35ml grenadine syrup 500ml/17 fl oz dark...